Topic: Climate & Weather

October 5, 2018 Weighing Rain - Scientists use satellites to weigh stormwaters.
September 10, 2018 Solar Rainfall - Solar and wind farms would provide abundant electricity to the Sahara desert, and result in increased rainfall and vegetation as well.
July 24, 2018 The Meghalayan Age - Geologists designate a new age for modern times.
May 31, 2018 Crops and Climate Change - High levels of CO2 may reduce levels of crop nutrients.
May 18, 2018 Mountain Legacy Project - Scientists are using the science of computer vision to document climate change in the Rocky Mountains.
May 4, 2018 Wind Temperature - Moving air feels colder than still air, but what does the thermometer say?
February 2, 2018 HUMANS AND ANIMALS – Encore Edition - HUMANS AND ANIMALS - Encore Edition - The origins of ancient house cats in China. Crows that hold grudges. And, how global warming is creating a new breed of Arctic explorers - of the avian variety. Also: the lengths squirrels will go to to hide their nuts.
December 15, 2017 Cold Noses - A listener asks: Why does your nose run when it’s cold outside?
December 1, 2017 Snow White - A listener asks: What makes snow white?
October 11, 2017 Ocean Wind Power - Oceans could give wind farms an energy boost.
October 3, 2017 Economics of Climate Change - A new report stresses the need for a practical response to climate change.
July 26, 2017 Arizona Monsoons - Climate change is making Arizona’s monsoons more severe.
June 6, 2017 Undersea Methane Craters - Massive undersea craters in the Arctic were formed by methane eruptions.
May 19, 2017 Climate & Sea Spray - The variable chemistry of sea spray has a big effect on global climate.
May 18, 2017 Cooling Beaver Dams - Beaver dams could protect trout populations from the effects of climate change.
May 2, 2017 Water from Air - Water for the world’s most arid regions could come right out of the air.
April 14, 2017 Nutrient Dust - Distant dust helps bring vital nutrients to mountain ecosystems.
March 9, 2017 Mountain High - Have you ever been to a high altitude and found yourself gasping for breath? One listener asked why that happens.
March 3, 2017 Heatwaves & Pollution - Heatwaves and poor air quality go hand and hand.
January 24, 2017 Prehistoric Sea Temperature - Measurements of ocean temperatures from the last interglacial period suggest today’s climate models may be too conservative.
December 16, 2016 Cold Noses - A listener asks: Why does your nose run when it’s cold outside?
November 30, 2016 Similar Snowflakes - A listener asks: Why do snowflakes appear so similar to each other?
September 29, 2016 Raindrop Fossils - Raindrop impressions, preserved for 2.7 billion years, reveal clues about the early Earth's climate.
August 29, 2016 Weather Bombs - Storm-induced seismic waves may help scientists see Earth’s interior.
August 22, 2016 Finch Warming Warnings - An Australian bird’s special call warns its unhatched chicks of a hot climate.
August 1, 2016 Jupiter’s Hot Spot - Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is heating the gas giant’s upper atmosphere from below.
July 19, 2016 Tracking NYC’s Rats - Researchers are using modern technology to track the movement of rats around New York City.
July 1, 2016 Wildlife Corridors - Wildlife corridors are needed to help organisms cope with climate change.
April 6, 2016 Pluto’s Surfaces - New research reveals that frozen nitrogen flows across the surface of Pluto.
April 4, 2016 Clouds & Biodiversity - Scientists are tracking the range of species by analyzing satellite images of cloud cover.
March 23, 2016 Pluto’s Big Discoveries - A trickle of data from the New Horizons spacecraft is building into a flood of new findings.
March 3, 2016 Methane Leak Lessons - The massive methane leak in California’s Aliso canyon highlights the global side effects of the fossil fuel industry on the atmosphere.
February 12, 2016 Food Security & Climate Change - Limited growing regions make staple crops like corn, wheat and soy more vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
February 5, 2016 Breathing Ponds - Little ponds may be significant contributors of greenhouse gases.
January 27, 2016 Hares & Climate Change - Snowshoe hares can’t help turning white in winter, even though climate change is delaying the first snowfall, making them easy prey.
January 13, 2016 Moonlit Migrations - Zooplankton in the Arctic Ocean migrate by the light of the moon.
November 20, 2015 Trees vs. Climate Change - Are coniferous or deciduous trees best at sucking up CO2?
September 29, 2015 Bumble Bee Tongues - Bumble bee tongues have shrunk over the past 40 years of warming in the Rocky Mountains.
August 18, 2015 Glass Paint - A new paint made up of the constituents of glass is durable, resilient, and environmentally friendly.
August 7, 2015 Trees & Drought - Droughts are reducing the ability of trees to slow climate change.
June 1, 2015 Coffee, Tea & Climate Change - Coffee, tea, and cocoa are just some of the crops that could be affected by rising carbon dioxide levels and temperatures with climate change.
May 25, 2015 Tara Oceans Expedition - Scientists circle the globe to study the world’s microscopic sea creatures.
May 22, 2015 Arctic Pioneers - Like the pioneers of the American West, the birds that are now settling the Arctic frontier in response to climate change aren’t necessarily the biggest or the strongest, but may instead be castoffs from more hospitable settled areas.
April 21, 2015 Disaster Science - How can scientists better prepare for natural and man-made disasters?
April 2, 2015 Earth’s Tilt - What makes Earth so off-kilter?
March 31, 2015 Iconic Ecosystems - Local efforts may help protect iconic ecosystems from collapse.
March 26, 2015 Non-Skid Shoes - New footwear helps winter walkers get a grip on ice.
March 4, 2015 Climate Change & Conflict - Earth’s changing climate may already be playing a role in today’s conflicts.
February 19, 2015 Planetary Boundaries Framework - Scientists define environmental limits within which humanity can continue to thrive on earth.
January 14, 2015 Polar Bear Genetics - Melting sea ice is has resulted in a recent northward shift in polar bear genes.